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judge the u.n. security council wants to find out who's behind chemical attacks in syria's war. >> hello i'm in doha with the world news from al al jazeera. also ahead over 40 people are killed in a wave of bombings in kabul. typhoon soudelor makes landfall in taiwan.
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haitians plan to vote in long delayed elections. >> hello the u.n. security council has voted unanimously to set up an investigation into who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in syria. the west has repeatedly drained the atrocities on president bashar al-assad's government. and the inquiry could pave the way to sanctions against those responsible. gabriel elizondo has the report. >> there's an agreement of the what now the u.n. security council wants to know whom. >> please raise your hands. >> a panel of experts known as the significant step the first time blame could be assigned to
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the perpetrators. >> this sends a clear and powerful message to all those involved in chemical weapon attacks in syria. the joint vesting method will identify you. to urgently find a political solution to the -- the joint geaiveinvestigative method will identify you. >> they never had the mandate to assign blame. russian supporting the resolution was a rare sign of agreement with the u.s. but russia still continues to view with skepticism, that bashar al-assad was responsible. is. >> the question of who used chlorine is still unanswered partly because the existing mechanism of the u.n. and opcw does not have a mandate to
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identify those participating in such attacks. more joan we became propaganda. >> horrific scenes of human suffering from the aftermath of the attack from the outsecurities offing damascus will killed hundreds. which spurred international action to end yrts's chemical weapon program. it's not automatic the u.n. security council would need to take that issue again at a separate date. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon has 20 days to issue a report how this sentence is set up. everyone hopes that will be one step closer to bringing justice
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to the victims. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera. >> we shouldn't be rejoicing and celebrating that this mechanism has been set up. bringing those responsible to justice for a number of reasons look it's pretty evident that these are chlorine cansters that have been weaponized. they were delivered by syrian helicopters so one you see them it would be quite easy for this investigateing, one would actually in fact admit to being a participant in these
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atrocities. however i think that's very unlikely to happen in any are suggest that we're going to find a smoking gun between the use of these weapons and whether i think most people hope is that it falls at the feet of bashar al-assad. i think the chances of that happening are virtually nonexistent. >> average answer capital of kabul, are killed nearly 40 people and injured hundreds more. next nearest a nato military base where five workers were killed. jennifer glasse reports. >> the taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing bomber was wearing a police uniform and trying to get into the academy. across town there was another attack near kabul's airport not far from a u.s. special forces
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base and afghan government antinarcotics police camp. it was an explosion followed by small arms fire. >> translator: a powerful explosion struck the area and shattered all my windows of my pump station, i don't know what's going to happen now. >> reporter: a huge truck bomb exploded make buildings scalps. in what president ashraf ghani said was the worth attacks on civilians. >> most of the people injured with flying glass there was glass everywhere, everything was full of dust and smoke. they put me in a car and brought me here. i.t. was a very bad explosion. >> reporter: he said the blast didn't differentiate between rich and poor.
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there has been renewed violence across afghanistan at a delicate political time. talks with the taliban were derailed early in the week after the announcement of death of mullahah oarm. mullah omar. jennifer glasse, are al jazeera kabul. the father of an 18 month old who was killed in an arson attack has also died. recaptured more territory in the south moving towards the
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capital of zinznzibar. hope theysay they hope to enter zinzibar in the next couple of days. typhoon soudelor has hid taiwan. 30 killed and 30th other injured, strong winds and heavy rain. nearly 2 million people are without electricity. troops have evacuated villages from remote areas as heavy rains batter the region. veronica pedrosa has this
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report. >> right across this busy city, there is also a rift of vines falling down. all night we have been hearing sirens blaring as emergency services get to work. but people and authorities are well prepared for this type of event. typhoons oar regular event. that might be the situation in the city. in the country there is very mountainous terrain and there is strong likelihood of landslides and flash floods there. so the full extent of the damage still isn't known. particularly as we've seen 300 millimeters of precipitation fall over the island alone tail end of the storm to pass across as the storm makes its progress across the taiwan straits on to china main mainland.
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however, transparent has been suspended and as much as possible has been done. we will discover the full extent as the day goes on. the debt toll in myanmar has risen to 88, after extreme flooding. united nations has pledged $9 million to boost the relief effort. that announcement following a call from opposition leader aung san suu kyi for more opposition help. >> may i appeal for all those who would like to help a coordinated effort for the rehabilitation process which should be starting starting soon. in many areas the waters have receded. at the moment our greatest needs are shelter and medication. the president is urging people in low lying areas to move to shelter.
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florence looi reports from one of the most affected areas. >> this is what greeted him when he returned home after the flood waters receded. buried under the debris used to be his house. >> translator: i was poor. but now i have nothing left. even my house is no more. >> reporter: some 40 other homes in this village have also been damaged. >> translator: at first the water kept coming slowly, slowly, then all of a sudden it was very high. >> reporter: but there are no fatalities here because monks from a nearby monastery sent boats to ferry people to safety. floods are common during the monsoon season but the villagers say the recent one is the worst they've ever seen.
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it will take months they think to clear the debris left behind by the muds. >> their quisk is basic the floods have affected more than a million acres of farmland, much of that paddy fields. there is concern there may be a shortage of rice the staple food in myanmar. she and her husband are farmers the small warehouse was submerged and they're trying to salvage stock from their recent harvest. >> we don't have enough food. my fields have been destroyed and now i'm in debt. >> local groups, international ngos and the government have been distributing relief packs food and more critically clean drinking water. but in this village aid has not yet arrived. the people here say they need help and they need it soon.
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florence looi, rekine state myanmar. >> we're going to take a quick break. when we come back, italian police make arrests. >> and reunion island fights to keep their traditions alive as france calls for a ban on cock fighting.
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>> hello again, a reminder of our top stories.
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the u.n. security council has agreed to establish an inquiry into who was behind chemical attacks in syria. the west has repeatedly blame the atrocities on president bashar al-assad's government. the father of a palestinian baby who burned to death last week in an arson attack has died. saad noafchik died after his burns. jewish settlers have been blamed. saturday marks one year since the start of u.s. led coalition air strikes against i.s.i.l. in iraq. since that offensive began i.s.i.l. has gained even more territory prompting critics to question whether the u.s. strategy is working. the obama administration says it just needs more time. as white house correspondent
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patty culhane reports. >> as u.s. president barack obama addressed the nation one year ago he described a very narrow mission in iraq. >> today i announce actions in iraq targeted missions to help iraqi troops and targeted humanitarian mission to protect yazidi immigrants trapped on a hill in iraq. >> doing the fighting on the ground, a year in the administration says the plan is working, critics say it just isn't. >> have you looked at any of the made trips you wouldmatrixes you would
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say no. in terms of territory they've had they've held on to enormous territory and taken even more territory. >> this is what it controls now. the training program they hoped would help forces retake territory have had problems. refused to fight to retake ramadi. pentagon says almost immediately after joining the complaint five were captured, many were killed and imdeserted. the training program is having some problems but defends the strategy pointing to some success. >> the coalition has also taken out thousands of fighting position he, bomb factories and training camps. in iraq, i.s.i.l. has lost ability to maneuver in 30% of
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the territory lost 14,000 square kilometers in territory in northern syria over the course of the last year. >> $41 million in training a fraction of the cost of the overall campaign more than $3 billion, almost 6,000 air strikes, the first year of a fight president obama said will take a generation to win. the strategy will work it's just a matter of time. patty culhane, al jazeera washington. >> israel has carried out an air strike on an hamas group. unnamed group has claimed responsibility for the rocket launch. israeli government says hamas is guilty of the attack. sinking of a migrant boat in
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the mercedes yesterday it is feared that more than twod died 200 died when the vessel sank. claudio levanga has the story. >> rescuers have managed to save more than 300 from drowning, a lot more than 200 migrants inside the hold. if that's true that would have prevented them from escaping after the boat capsized, when the migrant rushed to the side where the boat was coming to rescue. now here the authorities say that because of good weather conditions, there is a chance
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that someone could still be alive after 48 hours. since the accident even though it is quite unlikely and they say that they are realistic about the chances of finding someone on board at this point. meanwhile, the more than 300 migrants are being distributed along ports in italy those who survived while those who drowned are still being provide providepsychological services. >> nigeria's new president muhammadu buhari. yvonne ndege has the story. >> ish mail.
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>> i was asked if i could get some money before i got into the university. which is very wrong not a normal process. >> reporter: anticorruption is organizations sayish say ishmael's situation is not uncommon. president buhari promised to end corruption if elected. >> whatever has come before us, was facts and figures ll be dealt with equally as required by the law. and of course, in nigeria closely watch and follow what we
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started what we continue to do, i'm sure they will not found as wanting. >> reporter: anticonstruction campaigners say apprehending officials is not going far enough. >> the president must not appoint anybody you know with corruption or pending cases. anybody with cruchtion is corruption cases, cleedges the system. >> ended the corruption needs to start from the top. from the government. from the government top officials. down to the the ones that frown at this corruption definitely every other people will also frown at it and they will adapt to the changes for ending corruption. >> no. then many nigerian such as ishmael fear tal continue to
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disrupt them from education and basic necessities. yvonne ndege. al jazeera niej. >> rob rents reports from port ahfromport-au-prince. >> reporter: citizens of this caribbean nation will vote saturday for members of of parliament. each morning this come sets up her pots and pans, offering rice with vegetable sauce for sale. the elections are low on her list of priorities. i voted in the next election and
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then only thing that happened was the price of beans went up and then rice did too. i don't see how elections can change anything. >> reporter: unemployment is at 40%. the average incomes is just aide 50 per$850per year. >> i can't stand to live here. >> electioning were supposed to happen four years ago but repeated political wrangling. the original was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of january 2010. thisthis is the chain of deputies. as you can see it's hardly a buzzing hive of political activity. the elections have been delayed for so often and so long that none of the legislators who
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usually sit here are in office. there hasn't been a single legislative session since january. since then president martele has been governing by decrease ceo much to the astonishment of his opponents. >> translator: historically all these places have a high risk of election day violence. that's why they're marked in red. >> reporter: back on the street mi michele nfers michelene has finally got a customer.
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>> reporter: rob reynolds, al jazeera port-au-prince. >> jurors agree james holmes should receive life in prison, after killing 12 and injuring 70 in 2012. part of missing flight mh370 found on reunion island. but now cock fighting last brought it into the spotlight. >> all the birds are wayed weighed first. reunion island is a present
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territory. the french government wants the fight stopped completely. >> we don't force the cock to fight. if he doesn't want to he doesn't fight. >> reporter: these men say flights to the death are rarely allowed. these birds are here it is an important part of life, a strong tradition. these men don't believe they should change anyone. less than a million people live here although reunion is much closer to africa than europe, while these men like the benefits of europe they don't want the rules. this owner says closure is
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inevitable. >> there are more people there now, it will be difficult to carry the there tradition. >> maloya was the music of slaves. it used to be banned. it's important islanders are able to practice their culture. >> we are people of the world here in reunion. we have a cultural wealth, my ancestors fought for the right to play this music that's why i have to play it. >> reporter: the island streets may look european but appearances are deceiving. on the slice of europe in the yaints ocean whether it's the
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sound of the gun crow of the rooster or whatever it is,. >> as always there's much more on the with it, getting the story, for viewers in the united states, "america tonight" is next. for rest of you >> on "america tonight": racism violence and clashes with the police but not where you think. >> nobody talks about police you don't deal with the police because everybody is afraid of the police. >> a stung report, to make black lives matter. also ahead our coverage of ferguson, missouri one year after the flash point and the spark of

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